Thursday, February 12, 2015

Inherently theological

Plainly said, all political thinking is inescapably theological. Our theological judgments may of course be hidden by a limited range of vocabulary that attempts to eliminate explicit theological terms from “pure” political discourse….”politics” cannot help but to take particular positions on the question of God, on God’s relevance to world mechanics, on human nature, on our place in the cosmos, on the significance of our existence, on the telos of human community and so on—in short, on the whole range of issues that must be engaged in order to think intelligently about life together.—World Upside Down, page 169

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